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INTERNAL ONLY - Planning Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 02/08/2020 23:59
£28,785 - £31,371
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Planning & Transportation
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Badminton Road Offices, Yate
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
2 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

To apply for this vacancy, please download the attached Expression of interest form and email it directly to HR Recruitment hrrecruitment@southglos.gov.uk by close of business Sunday 2 August 2020. Please clearly mark with vacancy number & job title. The Recruitment Team will forward onto the individual line manager once the job has closed.

How you’ll make a difference
You will make a difference as a Planning Officer by making South Gloucestershire a better place to live, visit and work in, by contributing towards a high quality built environment for the enjoyment of all residents and our visitors.

What does a typical day look like?
You will answer general enquiries including pre-application advice and be responsible for examining, processing and evaluating planning and related applications.
A key part of the role is to undertake site inspections, negotiations and preparation of reports to the committee or under officer delegation arrangements in order to implement the Council’s land use and transport policies through individual decisions in applications.
Using your skills and experience you will prepare written appeal statements, and present evidence at hearings, public inquiries and at court proceedings.
The nature of the duties of this post will require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving license and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different
- We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
- We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.
- What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos, the support and the training.

What we need from you:
You will have a degree or equivalent qualification, or equivalent relevant experience or hold/be working towards a relevant professional/technical qualification.
Relevant practical experience; backed by evidence of appropriate specialist knowledge and be able to determine your own priorities in dealing with competing workloads

Ideally you will have the ability to be able to understand and use scaled drawings and maps and some relevant experience in the use of electronic mapping (GIS) and database systems would be desirable, or the demonstrable ability to learn these skills is essential.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.
We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of
We're planning for the future; building and improving the roads, railways, schools, green spaces, and houses.
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.
We’re making a difference: be part of it!

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